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Management of Mass Casualties, Part X: Management of Psychological Casualties

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Management of Mass Casualties, Part X: Management of Psychological Casualties

Published 1958

One in a series of military training films that can only be described as post-apocalyptic.

Run time 23:13
Producer U.S. Army
Sponsor U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force
Audio/Visual Sd, C




Reviewer: jazzfan - - February 25, 2009
Subject: PTSD
It's all in their head.
Reviewer: enola - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 24, 2009
Subject: Excellent advice even today
And it bears up quite well with what we now know about PTSD. Most will recover on their own without special treatment. I particularly liked the idea of giving assigned duties under close supervision to those moderately affected by trauma. Later, when the emergency has passed, those who could help in some way will take comfort from knowing they participated, thus speeding their own recovery.
Reviewer: DrGonz0 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2005
Subject: "I saw the world blow up"
I am sure the soldiers that are in this film have more to worry about then being scared. Some of the symptoms the film slipped in there look more like radiation poisoning then being scared.

Dont worry about your skin melting off here is a turner-kit, feel better

I also love how the medics simply tagged individuals who looked stunned. You notice that there was no instruction to slap them in the face, Patton botched that one up.
Reviewer: AliceTeeple - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 18, 2004
Subject: there's no crying in war!
That's right....when one loses a buddy, they may be grieve and sometimes actually exhibit actual tears!
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2003
Subject: Don't Worry, Be Happy.
A prettty good, if not somewhat depressing overview of soldiers could expect on the warfield after a nuclear bomb hits. But the psychological 'injuries' they suffer hardly look to be different from any other type of psychological injuries an officer might suffer. Mandies, such as nervousness, confusion, and sadness, can usually be settled by a pat on the back before they're ready to head out again. I suppose this is a totally different film altogether, but the effects of the nuclear blast is hardly touched on here, except for a 'minor' burn. This film could've been handled a lot better IMHO.
Reviewer: Roland Deschain - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2003
Subject: "Bad TV" military style
While utterly hilarious at times, this gets very bogged down in technical information for much of the 23 minute running time.

Not much else is shown apart from soldiers charging along, only to stop to try to get other soldiers (the Psychological Casualties) to charge along with them.

Features some incredible over-acting by some participants who (some) clearly aren't real soldiers.

Great statistics run throughout:
"In from 15 to 20% of the survivors, actual danger will produce alertness and increased efficiency".
I'd really like to know how they came about these relatively specific statistics for surviving a nuclear blast =)

Overall; enjoyable in parts, but it runs a bit thin in some stages. Anybody who knows anything about statistics will get big laughs out of it.
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